Should I go? - Page 4 - SailNet Community
 11Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 37 Old 06-13-2014
Senior Member
 
Hush34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Orlando
Posts: 163
Thanks: 46
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Should I go?

Slayer, If you have to ask the question about going or staying you should stay. There is obviously something worrying you about this trip so you might want to play it safe. There is always a tomorrow, unless you do something dumb today. Don't let Darwin's theory get you.
Hush34 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 37 Old 06-13-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,354
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Should I go?

We haven't heard from Slayer today..so maybe he went sailing. I'm interested in how he made out. Hopefully he's comfortably having cocktails in P-town by now.
tempest is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #33 of 37 Old 06-13-2014
DrB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 966
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Pouring Rain

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
We haven't heard from Slayer today..so maybe he went sailing. I'm interested in how he made out. Hopefully he's comfortably having cocktails in P-town by now.
It poured rain here for most of the day and was dreary. Lousy to be out for a pleasure cruise.

If you liked my advice/response, give me some rep points. If you didn't......well what do you expect, it was free.
DrB is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #34 of 37 Old 06-14-2014 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Andover, MA
Posts: 680
Thanks: 16
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Should I go?

Didn't make P-Town because of a work emergency, I didn't make it to the boat until afternoon. So with the chance of fog I didn't want to get to p-town during the night, so did last minute prep and tried to nap thinking I could sail through the night and arrive at dawn. Departed just past 6:00 PM, and the waves were still pretty f'n big, but not a problem. So went out of Marblehead on a tack out to sea thinking I could later tack back in towards Scituate, and when the winds clocked to southerly as predicate I could reach in to P- Town. But the wind died and became almost NW, and flukey. There was enough to move me along, but not enough to keep the main from bouncing and slamming when the big waves went under me. So I had to constantly keep quickly pulling in the main sheet like you do to prevent a violent jibe.

Got down near Scituate and jibed over towards P-Town and then the winds really died, and sailing into the still large rollers wasn't making much headway. Turned on the engine and started motoring, but by that time I had already been at the helm almost six hours and saw P-Town was still more than 3 times the distance to Boston. I was exhausted so threw in the towel and turned around to Boston, which was an adventure in itself. Still dark with thick fog when I approached Nantasket Road. But the buoy lights coming in were great, and once I found the first one was good to go. I came in and caught the mooring at 4:30 am.

So I had been at the helm for ten and one half hours (no auto pilot). Just woke about about an hour ago and getting ready to go back to Marblehead, maybe Gloucester if there is wind . I am in the BHSC boat French Whine, in case I cross paths with any sailnetters to say hi.
rmeador likes this.
Slayer is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #35 of 37 Old 06-14-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 1,103
Thanks: 14
Thanked 61 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Should I go?

Nice Job Slayer, your objective was experience and sounds like you got what you wanted. Good decision to quit when you did.
capecodda is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #36 of 37 Old 06-14-2014 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Andover, MA
Posts: 680
Thanks: 16
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Should I go?

Quote:
Originally Posted by capecodda View Post
Nice Job Slayer, your objective was experience and sounds like you got what you wanted. Good decision to quit when you did.

Thanks, had little sleep the day before, and when a lobster pot pendant scared me for a second because I thought it was something reaching out of the water to grab me I realized I was exhausted.

So I have some questions about sailing in steep waves, but just got back to Marblehead, so will ask later.
Sal Paradise likes this.
Slayer is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #37 of 37 Old 06-16-2014
merit 25 solo "er"
 
christian.hess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 4,586
Thanks: 189
Thanked 190 Times in 185 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Should I go?

good stuff!

Islander 36 no longer for sale...its MINE!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Planning maiden cruise for November-December 2015 to Panama Canal! The planning begins!!!
christian.hess is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome